Jeezy

Jeezy

Jeezy

Biography

Gruff-voiced Southern gangsta rapper Young Jeezy, alternately known as simply Jeezy, originally planned on having a background role in the music industry. Years before the South Carolina-born, Georgia-based MC made his solo debut on Def Jam, he set up Corporate Thugz Entertainment and promoted Cash Money releases. From there, he branched out as a label boss and artist in his own right. Come Shop wit' Me, his independently distributed debut from 2003, allegedly sold more than 50,000 copies. As a member of Atlanta's Boyz N da Hood, he was behind a self-titled album that debuted in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 in 2005. Propelled by the hits "And Then What" and "Soul Survivor," his own Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, released only a month later, performed even better, narrowly missing the top of the Billboard 200. Eventually certified platinum, the album positioned Jeezy as one of his genre's most prominent artists. Through the following decade, he collected additional platinum and gold certifications, several Grammy Award nominations, an unbroken streak of Top Ten albums, and nine Top Ten singles as a featured and lead artist.

Jeezy's second Def Jam album, The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102, succeeded Let's Get It in late 2006 and became the rapper's first number one smash. "I Love It" and "Go Getta," its first two singles, went platinum. In 2007, he introduced his U.S.D.A. crew with the album Cold Summer, and then returned to his solo career a year later with the multi-platinum hit "Put On" and its politically minded parent album, The Recession -- his second set to reach number one. In 2010, the single "Lose My Mind" teased the arrival of his fourth major-label release, but a diagnosis of Bell's Palsy shifted Jeezy's priorities and delayed the release of TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition until late 2011. Seen It All: The Autobiography followed in 2014 with "Young" dropped from the rapper's stage name. The album was promoted with a charting title track featuring Jay-Z, along with additional guest appearances from Rick Ross and Future. Church in These Streets, released in 2015, was a concept album with Jeezy in the role of an inner-city preacher battling social injustice. Trap or Die 3, his seventh Def Jam album, arrived the next year.

Discography

Lil' J - Thuggin' Under The Influence

Lil' J - Thuggin' Under The Influence

Corporate Thugz Entertainment 2001
Young Jeezy - Come Shop Wit' Me

Young Jeezy - Come Shop Wit' Me

Corporate Thugz Entertainment 2003
Young Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101

Young Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101

Def Jam Recordings 2005
Young Jeezy - The Inspiration

Young Jeezy - The Inspiration

Def Jam Recordings 2006
Young Jeezy - The Recession

Young Jeezy - The Recession

Def Jam Recordings 2008
Young Jeezy - TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition

Young Jeezy - TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition

Def Jam Recordings 2011
Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography

Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography

Def Jam Recordings, CTE World 2015
Jeezy - Church In These Streets

Jeezy - Church In These Streets

Def Jam Recordings 2015
Jeezy - Trap Or Die 3

Jeezy - Trap Or Die 3

Def Jam Recordings 2016

Guest Appearances

The Blackout Squad - Yo Gotti Presents The Blackout Squad
  • Grey Goose

The Blackout Squad - Yo Gotti Presents The Blackout Squad

Inevitable Entertainment 2004
Trick Daddy - Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets
  • Fuckin' Around

Trick Daddy - Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets

Slip-N-Slide Records 2004
Fabolous - Real Talk
  • Do The Damn Thang

Fabolous - Real Talk

Atlantic 2004
Bun B - Trill
  • Get Throwed

Bun B - Trill

Rap-A-Lot Records 2005
Gucci Mane - Trap House
  • Black Tee

Gucci Mane - Trap House

Big Cat Records 2005
T.I. Presents P$C - 25 To Life
  • F**k Where Ya From

T.I. Presents P$C - 25 To Life

Atlantic, Grand Hustle 2005
Juelz Santana - What The Game's Been Missing!
  • Make It Work For You

Juelz Santana - What The Game's Been Missing!

Diplomatic Man, Def Jam Recordings 2005
Ludacris - Release Therapy
  • Grew Up A Screw Up

Ludacris - Release Therapy

Def Jam South, Disturbing Tha Peace 2006
Project Pat - Crook By The Book: The Fed Story
  • Tell Tell Tell (Stop Snitchin')

Project Pat - Crook By The Book: The Fed Story

Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2006
T.I. - King.
  • I'm Straight / Pimp C Skit

T.I. - King.

Atlantic, Grand Hustle 2006
Christina Milian - So Amazin'
  • Say I

Christina Milian - So Amazin'

Island Records 2006
Rick Ro$$ - Port Of Miami
  • Hustlin' (Remix)

Rick Ro$$ - Port Of Miami

Def Jam Recordings 2006
DJ Clue? - The Professional 3
  • F*ck Off

DJ Clue? - The Professional 3

Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Recordings, Desert Storm Records 2006
Terror Squad Presents DJ Khaled - Listennn: The Album
  • Gangsta S***

Terror Squad Presents DJ Khaled - Listennn: The Album

Koch Records 2006
Birdman - 5 * Stunna
  • 100 Million

Birdman - 5 * Stunna

Cash Money Records 2007
Young Buck - Buck The World
  • Pocket Full Of Paper

Young Buck - Buck The World

G Unit, Interscope Records 2007
Drama - Gangsta Grillz: The Album
  • Takin Pictures

Drama - Gangsta Grillz: The Album

Atlantic, Grand Hustle 2007
Terror Squad Presents DJ Khaled - We The Best
  • Brown Paper Bag

Terror Squad Presents DJ Khaled - We The Best

Koch Records 2007
Fabolous - From Nothin' To Somethin'
  • Diamonds

Fabolous - From Nothin' To Somethin'

Def Jam Recordings 2007
Ice Cube - Raw Footage
  • I Got My Locs On

Ice Cube - Raw Footage

Lench Mob Records 2008
Rick Ross - Trilla
  • Luxury Tax

Rick Ross - Trilla

Slip-N-Slide Records, Def Jam Recordings 2008
Blood Raw - My Life: The True Testimony
  • Louie

Blood Raw - My Life: The True Testimony

Def Jam Recordings, Corporate Thugz Entertainment 2008
Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
  • Amazing

Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak

Roc-A-Fella Records 2008
Mariah Carey - E=MC²
  • Side Effects

Mariah Carey - E=MC²

Island Records 2008
Usher - Here I Stand
  • Love In This Club

Usher - Here I Stand

LaFace Records, Zomba Label Group 2008
Akon - Freedom
  • I'm So Paid

Akon - Freedom

Street Records Corporation, Universal Motown, Konvict Muzik, Upfront Megatainment 2008
Lil Boosie - Superbad: The Return Of Boosie Bad Azz
  • Better Believe It

Lil Boosie - Superbad: The Return Of Boosie Bad Azz

Trill Entertainment 2009
B.G. - Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood
  • I Hustle

B.G. - Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood

E1 Entertainment, Chopper City Records 2009
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
  • Real As It Gets

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

Roc Nation 2009
Rihanna - Rated R
  • Hard

Rihanna - Rated R

Def Jam Recordings, SRP Records 2009
Ciara - Fantasy Ride
  • Never Ever

Ciara - Fantasy Ride

LaFace Records 2009
Jadakiss - The Last Kiss
  • Something Else

Jadakiss - The Last Kiss

Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Recordings, Ruff Ryders, D-Block Records 2009
Triple C's - Custom Cars & Cycles
  • Erryday

Triple C's - Custom Cars & Cycles

Def Jam Recordings, Maybach Music Group 2009
Drake - So Far Gone
  • I'm Goin' In

Drake - So Far Gone

Cash Money Records, Universal Motown, Young Money Entertainment 2009
Pimp C - The Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones
  • Dickies

Pimp C - The Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones

Rap-A-Lot Records 2010
Bun B - Trill O.G.
  • Just Like That

Bun B - Trill O.G.

Rap-A-Lot Records 2010
Plies - Goon Affiliated
  • Look Like

Plies - Goon Affiliated

Big Gates Records, Slip-N-Slide Records, Atlantic 2010
Ciara - Basic Instinct
  • Never Ever

Ciara - Basic Instinct

LaFace Records 2010
Drake - Thank Me Later
  • Unforgettable

Drake - Thank Me Later

Cash Money Records, Universal Motown 2010
dDamage - Aeroplanes
  • The Truth

dDamage - Aeroplanes

Module Records, Ascetic Music 2010
dDamage - The Truth
  • The Truth

dDamage - The Truth

Murder Channel Records 2010
Fat Joe - The Darkside Vol. 1
  • (Ha Ha) Slow Down

Fat Joe - The Darkside Vol. 1

E1 Entertainment, E1 Music 2010
DJ Drama - Third Power
  • Rough

DJ Drama - Third Power

E1 Music 2011
Killer Mike - Pl3dge
  • Go Out On The Town

Killer Mike - Pl3dge

Grind Time Official, SMC Recordings 2011
U.S.D.A. - The After Party
  • Look At The Club

U.S.D.A. - The After Party

SMC Recordings 2011
Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary
  • My F**N House

Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary

Priority Records, Doggy Style Records 2011
Pusha T - Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray
  • Amen

Pusha T - Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray

Decon, Getting Out Our Dreams, Re-Up Gang Records 2011
Lloyd - King Of Hearts
  • Be The One

Lloyd - King Of Hearts

Interscope Records 2011
Game - The R.E.D. Album
  • Paramedics

Game - The R.E.D. Album

DGC 2011
DJ Khaled - We The Best Forever
  • Money

DJ Khaled - We The Best Forever

Cash Money Records, We The Best Music Group, Universal Motown 2011
DJ Drama - Quality Street Music
  • Never Die

DJ Drama - Quality Street Music

E1 Music 2012
Trey Songz - Chapter V
  • Hail Mary

Trey Songz - Chapter V

Atlantic 2012
The Game - Jesus Piece
  • I Remember

The Game - Jesus Piece

DGC Records, Interscope Records 2012
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up
  • Champion

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up

Cash Money Records, Republic Records, Young Money Entertainment 2012
MGK - Lace Up
  • Hold On (Shut Up)

MGK - Lace Up

EST19XX, Bad Boy Entertainment, Interscope Records 2012
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
  • Champion

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Cash Money Records, Universal Republic Records, Young Money Entertainment 2012
Chief Keef - Finally Rich
  • Understand Me

Chief Keef - Finally Rich

Glory Boyz Entertainment, Interscope Records 2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 6
  • Tonight

E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 6

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2013
Yo Gotti - I Am
  • Act Right

Yo Gotti - I Am

Epic, CMG 2013
Juicy J - Stay Trippy
  • Show Out

Juicy J - Stay Trippy

Kemosabe, Columbia 2013
R. Kelly - Black Panties
  • Spend That

R. Kelly - Black Panties

RCA Records 2013
Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
  • No Regrets

Pusha T - My Name Is My Name

Def Jam Recordings, Getting Out Our Dreams 2013
Big Sean - Hall Of Fame
  • It's Time

Big Sean - Hall Of Fame

G.O.O.D. Music, Def Jam Recordings 2013
Juvenile - The Fundamentals
  • Pay The Rent

Juvenile - The Fundamentals

Rap-A-Lot Records 2014
YG - My Krazy Life
  • My Nigga

YG - My Krazy Life

Def Jam Recordings 2014
T.I. - Paperwork
  • G' Shit

T.I. - Paperwork

Grand Hustle, Columbia, Sony Music 2014
August Alsina - Testimony
  • Make It Home

August Alsina - Testimony

Def Jam Recordings 2014
Rick Ross - Mastermind
  • War Ready

Rick Ross - Mastermind

Maybach Music Group, Slip-N-Slide Records, Def Jam Recordings 2014
The Game - Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf
  • Black On Black

The Game - Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf

Blood Money Entertainment, eOne 2014
DJ Mustard - 10 Summers
  • No Reason

DJ Mustard - 10 Summers

Pu$haz Ink, Roc Nation Music, Republic Records 2014
Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood
  • On Me

Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

Atlantic, Rostrum Records 2014
Boosie Badazz - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
  • Mercy On My Soul

Boosie Badazz - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell

Atlantic, Trill 2015
Warren G - Regulate... G Funk Era Part II The EP
  • Keep On Hustlin'

Warren G - Regulate... G Funk Era Part II The EP

G Funk Music Inc 2015
Ne-Yo - Non-Fiction
  • Money Can’t Buy

Ne-Yo - Non-Fiction

Motown, Compound Entertainment 2015
Jadakiss - Top 5 Dead Or Alive
  • Critical

Jadakiss - Top 5 Dead Or Alive

Def Jam Recordings, Ruff Ryders, D-Block Records, So Raspy 2015
DJ Khaled - I Changed A Lot
  • I Ride

DJ Khaled - I Changed A Lot

We The Best Music Group 2015
Troy Ave - Major Without A Deal
  • All About The Money

Troy Ave - Major Without A Deal

Empire Distribution, BSB Records 2015
DJ Drama - Quality Street Music 2
  • Right Back

DJ Drama - Quality Street Music 2

eOne Music 2016
DJ Khaled - Major Key
  • Pick These Hoes Apart

DJ Khaled - Major Key

Epic, We The Best Music Group 2016

Compilations

Various - SMACK: Streets, Music, Art, Culture & Knowledge
  • Lil Buddy

Various - SMACK: Streets, Music, Art, Culture & Knowledge

Koch Records 2006
JT The Bigga Figga - The Hidden Hand
  • Riderz

JT The Bigga Figga - The Hidden Hand

DJ Networks 2008
Gucci Mane - Hood Classics
  • Icy

Gucci Mane - Hood Classics

Big Cat Records 2008
Various - Spice1 Presents Turf Bangers #2
  • Grey Goose

Various - Spice1 Presents Turf Bangers #2

Mo Thugs Records 2011
Various - French Braids Presents 420: Loud Pack
  • Sittn Low

Various - French Braids Presents 420: Loud Pack

French Braids Entertainment 2014